Somehow, we missed this one last weekend.
Friday morning, the LA County Coroner’s office released the name of a hit-and-run victim who was killed while riding a bike in Long Beach last Saturday.
Long Beach police officers discovered 24-year old San Pedro resident Cole Micek lying on the Terminal Island Freeway at Pier A Way around 3 am last Saturday.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Micek’s identification was delayed because he wasn’t carrying any ID.
According to the Long Beach police, he was struck by two drivers, both of whom fled the scene. They’re looking for white 2015-17 Toyota Camry, as well as a late-1990s Honda Accord with a dark hood and a sunroof.
Anyone with information about the crash was asked to call Long Beach Police Detective Sirilo Garcia at 562/570-7355 or Crime Stoppers at 800/222-8477.
This is the tenth bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the fourth in Los Angeles County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Cole Micek and all his family and loved ones.